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weapons? >> i think it may help. but law enforcement's position from day one has been to protect the families. and they have suffered enough. and to release some pictures like that may make them suffer more. and we have to talk about the families collectively. we just can't think of one, maybe, and say it's okay and we have 19 or 20 or 25 others that don't feel it's okay. i don't think that's going to work either. so i don't think we're ever going to get the full range of acceptance to releasing pictures. but i think everybody can understand, as you aptly put, the slaughter that an ar-15 can do a 6-year-old or a 7-year-old. we don't need pictures to know that. i think in our own minds, we can certainly imagine it. and that should be our driving force. >> chief fuchs, you had, i think, two children who attended sandy hook school. they no longer attend the school. they attend another newtown school, just from age point of view. for you it must have been a very, very harrowing experience again, simply because this could have been your children. >> it was. and to be honest, when i wa
neil/lehrer productions >> ifill: supreme court justices weighed a challenge to an arizona law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we talk to marcia coyle about today's court arguments, and ask about the broader implications for other immigration laws. >> ifill: then we turn to the banking crisis in cyprus, as european union leaders called for a tax on savings accounts, prompting a drop in global stocks. >. it's outright theft. >> woodruff: jeffrey brown kicks off a week of stories about the middle east, starting with israel's new governing coalition sworn into office today. >> ifill: paul solman reports on older workers in academic institutions, professors in the classroom long past age 65. >> am i keeping track of jobs? yes. that's okay. as long as i'm a good teacher, that's what's important. >> woodruff: and we examine the republican national committee's call for a new direction for the g.o.p., a road map hoping for a rebound in 2016 and beyond. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight
pitted a national law against a 2004 arizona voter registration bill. the case explores the extent of state powers against the controversial backdrop of voting restrictions. arizona's proposition 200 requires state residents to provide either a driver's license, passport, birth certificate or physical proof of citizenship before they can vote. but an existing federal law requires only a sworn statement of citizenship on a voter registration form. supporters say the arizona measure cuts down on voter fraud by keeping noncitizens from voting. but opponents argue the law unfairly tarring hes minorities, immigrants, and the elderly. the case is only the most recent dispute between arizona and the federal government related to immigration issues. over the summer, the supreme court upheld part of a top state law that allowed police to check for immigration papers. other states, including alabama, georgia, kansas and tennessee, have similar laws on the books and a number of other states are also considering comparable measures. the obama administration supports the challenge to the arizon
requiring all voters to show photo i.d. in order to vote. a measure that opponents of that law say would suppress the vote, particularly among minority, elderly and young voters. joining me now, msnbc's joy reid. joy, michael steele said, look, you can't say this on monday and pass these kinds of things. this is part of what's alienating those voters. >> absolutely. apparently, the governor's and legislatures out there in the world didn't get the memo from nice reince priebus. the problem with these laws, lawrence, they are far more likely to disenfranchise black and hispanic youth, something like 72% of african-americans who go to vote are asked for i.d. something like 760% of hispanics, but half of white younger people who go to vote. so you're disenfranchising people directly and black and hispanic youth are far more likely to report not voting because either they don't have the i.d. or are perceived or think they don't have the i.d. so on one hand, we're going to speak more nicely to minorities, but as a back up, we're going to make it harder for them to vote. >> and joy, there's ten
law three years after it was signed into law by the president. the government right now is struggling to meet its own deadlines, even as the law's most critical provisions are set to kick in. experts predicting it may not go so smoothly. joining me now, bob cusack, managing editor of "the hill." good morning. let's talk about the hurdles that are ahead. how much is the president facing in getting the health care mandate, especially for the states, in place? >> well, the stakes here are enormous. this is going to be president obama's legacy, whether it's good or bad. the fact that obama care has actually survived to make it this long is surprising. of course, survived the supreme court challenge and the 2012 election. but implementing is going to be tricky. there are a lot of issues. immigration reform is one issue. will immigrants who get their green card be allowed on the rolls of health care. also, employers struggling to find out what is the minimum threshold, what do they have to cover. president obama made the promise if you don't want to change your health care you don't have to
. eight shotgun shells expand background checks the background check fee, and the laws will go into affect on july 1st. it happened in the state of colorado where today they woke up the department of corrections was asass fated. he's friend of governor john hickenlooper. john hickenlooper said he signed this ban on high capacity weapons because it's a sticking point on the gun control debate. >> i think this ban on high capacity magazines is of that same ilk. it allows us to con tim contemplate someone who is bent on destruction just the seconds that it allows others to escape. >> michael: coloradoans were able to do what the united states senate was unable to do. dianne feinstein's ban did not pass on the floor vote because harry reid decided they were not going it to put it in their gun bill that they're going to put on the floor. it's an assaults weapons ban. over 200 weapons are still available to americans. but no, this was not good enough. the reason was because reid and other democratic senators were afraid of how it would play. max baucus of montana jon tester of montana. mark begi
the governor of colorado signed an important gun safety bill into law, a series of bills into law. the new laws limit ammunition magazines and requires universal background checks to be paid for by gun customers themselves. they followed new york who just over a month ago became the state with the toughest gun laws in the country. outlawing magazines with more than seven rounds and gun safety is a national problem but the states are leading the way. none more than the state of new york. joining me now is the man who played the pivotal role in getting those laws passed, new york state attorney general eric schneiderman. mr. attorney general, welcome back to the show. you had a top law enforcement official in one of the biggest states in the country. tell us how you managed to get things done what congress so far has not been able to do. >> i think we ought to give credit to my colleagues in government and really on a bipartisan basis in new york, i think people seized the political moment. it was a galvanizing force and the bill that the governor and senate and assembly passed and i'm now defend
mean, because of this difficulty of getting these federal laws, some states have already started passing their own. colorado's governor signed the law there yesterday. we saw the very sweeping law in new york, although already they've had to back off a little bit on magazines because the problem is they didn't actually manufacture the kind of magazines they were talking about. having said that, rana, could this be where this debate is shifting? joe biden's somewhat optimistic belief notwithstanding. >> i think so. i think new york is going to get attention no matter what because of mayor bloomberg being involved in this issue. again, i hope he continues strongly down this path because i think he has the power to sort of look across both sides of the aisle and really bring some unity here. i think it's interesting that some of these western states are actually moving ahead and passing laws. i think that goes to the point that we have this idea that, you know, particularly in the west and in the south that gun control has always been a big libertarian issue, that we have this very
. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. >> the >> a prank staged for youtube is getting attention today because the prankster got thrown in jail. watch in. a teenager doing a flip over the heads of two police officers on a park bench. the cops apparently didn't think it was funny once they discovered that he filmed it. >> i just filmed that? put your hands behind your back. >> megyn: oh, really? the 18-year-old was handcuffed and spent the night in jail and the video nearly 3 million hits on youtube. sometimes you have no idea how a simple small act of kindness can lead to bigger things. and this may be one of those times. it all began when a generous stranger and military vet reached out to this woman, the girlfriend of an american soldier now serving our country in afghanistan. listen to the story. trace gallagher has got it, trace. >> reporter: don't cry, megyn. >> megyn: you know me well. >> reporter: yeah, the soldier's name is albert d simone, stationed at fort stuart georgia and deployed to afghanistan. his girlfriend and her two kids live outside of boston and has a bumper sti
law. >> how about the states where you relle? did you release any recidivist drunk drivers? >> yes. >> how many? >> i don't have the exact number, but we have released many individuals who had dui offenses. >> repeat offender dui. >> repeat defender dui. >> and request reschedule to move moan around. the nation that you didn't want to rob peter to pay paul. you could have done that. you could have found $600 so they're not released. >> sean: amen. that's what we need, more people standing town the administration and holding them accountable for the dangerous, idiotic. asinine, dumb, and that's all the time we have, let not your heart be troubled. greta van susteren is standing by to go on the record. greta, take it away. >> greta: tonight, presidential priorities, basketball or budget? >> i bet you he spends more time filling out his march madness brackets than he does writing a budget. >> i think we can do better. >> and it'd be nice to see it on march the 4th only a month late. >> and this is a tough one. >> we're still waiting on a budget from the president, though i suspect we'
that he doesn't want to expend any new laws. that could trip up all of the reform. >> let me ask you, cynthia, about the politicians and passions about this. they were very hot, 90% for a better set of background checks. in fact, everything comes out with a majority. will it be brought to bear as the senate votes after easter? >> chris, i certainly hope so. i'm so glad that you are advising people to get in contact with their members of congress and members of senate. let me also say that i am so disappointed that harry reid didn't do more to at least keep the ban on high capacity magazines in the main bill. i wanted to see a ban on assault weapons as well but the ban on high-what high-capacity magazines is so critical because those magazines have been used in virtually every major mass shooting that we've seen over the last decade. and they matter. they give the capacity to fire round after round after round without reloading. and if we could get a ban on high-capacity magazines, we could really do something to stop some of these crazy, mass shootings. >> it's all about 60 votes. to
find out where your law makers are. are they in session five days a week? they should be working. these are things you can be doing now. these are simple solutions but concrete ones. how can you deal with the issues of our day in two and a half days a week. the house is in session 11 days in february. we can make elected officials accountable here and now. those are some of the first steps. then we talk about redistricting commissions. open primaries i think is crurblee. we should have by annual budget. no budget, no pay. we haven't had a budget in three years. imagine that. the list gos on. i could name some others too. >> before we go on, i've already messed up my moderating duties. we are going to put on screen now the fist poll question of the afternoon we're going to put to our television and our online audience. the question as you can see or will see in a second is the congress envisioned by our founders still able to meet the changing need of our country. and the key word is anal to meet the changing needs. i think it is a strong no is it meeting the needs. ut is it able
law and break through artist of the year, and they rock the house with the governor. >> ♪ ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. [applaus [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. we've got a great lively audience and a fantastic show lined up for you. welcome to huckabee from fox news studios in new york city. who would have thought four months after liberals were dancing in the streets over president obama's reelection, they're now crying in their beer and some of them don't even drink beer, but they started because they are now realizing that their taxes have gone up. way up in some cases and obamacare, which was supposed to save them $2500 a year is busting their budgets, as the cost of their health care is soaring. ultra liberal comedian bill maher must have met with his accountant and gotten his tax bill. here is what he said. >> i'm sure you'd agree with it, actually do pay, and i saw the statistics, something like 70% and here in california, i just want to say, liberals, you could actually lose me. it's outrageous what we're paying. over 50-- i'm willing to pa
immigration laws among many other responsibilities, but with at least one former doj attorney describing mr. perez as a quote, radical radical who views the law as, quote, a nuisance, you can bet there's a fight over this man's nomination may get intense. chris stirewalt is our fox news digital power editor on power play.com live. tom perez's tenure heading up to the doj has been controversial to say the least, but he is beloved by those on the left as someone who embodies virtually all the principles they stand for. what does it say that president obama is proceeding with that nomination despite some of the controversies that emerged when he they floated the trial balloon earlier? >> well, in washington we can tell a lot more about somebody's intent by what they do than what they say. what we've heard a lot said of the white house of late is that they're interested in reaching out to republicans and forming accords and looking to get past some of the partisan bickering that's gone on back and forth. what the president has done today in nominating mr. perez for this job was to throw down th
signed into to law some of the toughest safety measures of the country. >> the new law extends background checks. it closes a loophole that had exempted firearm sales at gun shows from back ground checks. the laws also limit the size of ammunition magazines to 15 rounds and eight shotgun shells. >> but even that progress was tainted by tragedy. he signed the legislation just hours after members of his own cabinet was shutdown. he was gunned down in his own home last night. clemens was fate lay shot after answering his door. police are still looking for his killer. earlier hicken looper mourned the loss. >> i think the cabinet is good with this, we go forward with our work. it's the kind of thing that tom would have understood, i think. and, and would have supported. >> yet republicans in that state say they will fight the new gun laws. >> it proves that we have the gun control governor here in colorado. and the myth is busted that no one can any longer think of he him as a moderate democrat. >> today marks the eightth month anniversary of the shooting in aurora, colorado. the mother of on
. polls show that egyptians, 75% of them, wanted sharia law. this was totally predictable. >> if you look at the muslim nations, they are not familiar with any of the law. the only law that works with them is sharia law. >> women can't drive, women can't go to school in saudi arabia, in iran, where else do you want to go? >> it's not the universal but it's the law of saudi and iran. >> it is islamist law,. i didn't mean to interprupt rupt. >> sean: eyewitness for rape? >> it's to prevent people charged wrongly and witnesses if they ever lie, they are going to be punished severely. >> sean: how about a dna test, we can prove it immediately. it was. >> killings, the fact that you are saying the reason for the number of centuries go it's still being used to today the only freedom of revolution was in june and july of 2009 because iranians were living under the boots. they booted sharia and obama could have been a historical figure. they are agitating in many countries. you could change the course of human events. >> sean: they are fighting proxy wars. >> so, it's the sharia not to criticize
plans to sign three new gun control laws tomorrow. here is a look at 13469 nsome o new legislation. keep in mind colorado home to two of the deadliest mass shootings in u.s. history. last year's aurora theater shooting and the massacre at columbine high school. >>> this is a crazy story. 13 pieces of art, $500 million, poof, gone in 81 seconds. you have these two men dressed as police, they target this boston museum here. get away with one of the biggest thefts in history. this is a crime that's gone unsolved 23 years. the fbi is revealing new information. we'll talk to the museum's security director next. >>> we're taking you back 23 years. yesterday one of the biggest art heights in american history this boston, 81 minutes, that's all it took, 13 masterpieces, stolen. take a listen. >> the thieves entered the first floor and went to the blue room and stole a monet painting. and then up to the second floor in the dutch room, they stole six paintings. some of them cut out of the frames. among them, three rembrandts, including the artist's only sea scape. >> yesterday the fbi tells us the
of what was lawful and what wasn't lawful and what might we been able to do. formulations committee has jurisdiction. armed services has jurisdiction. that's four committees i can name off the top of my head, mr. speaker. each of them have taken some kind of look into this. here's what happens. if you take a situation like benghazi or any major incident and you break it down into four components and you assign or the jurisdiction of each committee chair would look at this and claim jurisdiction, which they rightfully can do in this congress, they would take their component of it, study it, they might write out a report, and might be complete and it might be completely accurate. they can send that out. the unclassified portion, to the american people. that report goes out. then say that select committee on intel. then, mr. speaker, the foreign affairs committee can meet and they can call their witnesses that they choose to do so, and gather that information and perhaps write a completely objective and completely truthful report, and send it out to the public. all of that that's not class
, a police force that is able to maintain law and order, banks, financial systems, et cetera. >> reporter: ford's boss, secretary of state john kerry met with the russian foreign minister to press the kremlin to cease delivery of weapons systems but the ongoing conversation has not led moscow to change. the option of the u.s. arming syrian rebels remains under discussion. one other interesting note, influential republican congresswoman, layton, of florida says we can't guarantee the weapons wouldn't fall into the hand of extremists. >> on wall street, our 401(k)'s are having a nice time. we're up 57 on the session thus far. above 14,500. traders reacting to the word the federal reserve will take more steps to boost the economy through the program of buying up $85 billion in treasury and mortgage bonds. but the trouble in cyprus could threaten markets. officials are trying to find a new way to keep their own economy afloat after the parliament rejected a bailout that would have taxed its own citizens' bank accounts. the banks are closed the rest of the week. >>> where are we with this situ
again to repeal the president's health care law dubbed by supporters and detractors as obama care. the latest gop senator to take a shot says he is not giving up. three years after president obama signed health care reform into law, republican opponents are still treating it like a dise disease that needs to be cured. >> obama care is hurting young people, seniors, hispanics, african-americans. >> reporter: texas gop senator ted cruz is the latest lawmaker to propose eliminating obama care. like all of the other repeal attempts, it failed. >> i intend to keep trying to repeal obama care and to fight for pro growth policies every single day. >> reporter: cruz tells cnn the law will put the economy in critical condition. >> the economy is not growing and implementing obama care now raises a very real possibility we will push this nation into a recession. i'm trying to make the case -- >> reporter: you are saying the president's health care law will cause recession. it could very well. we've had more than 35 separate votes in the congress about that and we've always upheld the afford
this morning's "new york times" he is in favor of changing his tough new gun law to allow ten magazines instead of seven because seven magazines are not widely available. gun owners will still only be allowed to load seven bullets at a time. that law is set to take effect april 16th. >>> you know, the heat is on. miami heat has now won 24 straight games. lebron james and company staged an incredible comeback last night, erasing a 27-point third quarter deficit to beat lebron's old team, cleveland cavaliers, 98-95. james had a triple-double, 28 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists. the heat now within nine games of the nba record for consecutive wins set by the 1971-72 los angeles lakers who won 33 in a row. what are the chances, berman, that it happens? >> you can't keep falling behind by 27 points and expect to win nine games more in a row. >> they do that on purpose is my theory. but your theory is that -- >> they've gotten so used to winning any way they want, they sort of -- >> no big deal? >> -- they play casually the first three quarters and then they turn it on. i suspect it may catch up with
i see this issue. first off, starbucks is in compliance with the law that he is proposing. and secondarily, our business is really based on customization. and that customization is one of the reasons why we've been successful because people are able to customize their own beverage. i think americans and adults are old enough and mature enough to make their own decisions with regard to the customerization. we will comply with the law one way or the other. but the way the law was proposed, it did not cover what we do. most of our drinks are with milk, not with sugar. >> with milk, not with sugar. all right, let me ask you about that. there was a study, 180,000 obesity deaths in america, i'm sorry, worldwide, 22,000 in the united states can be linked to sugary drinks. that is a stunning number. so we looked at starbucks and i have to admit, there are drinks at starbucks i love but it means foregoing a meal. 57 570 calories, 80 grams of sugar. so coke is getting slaughtered. but don't you feel that you kind of have a problem, too? >> that particular beverage that you just talk
with your bacook. i know it's a big seller now. >> thank you. >> coming up, they broke the law but were set free because of the sequester cuts. thousands of illegal immigrants didn't have to be released after all. it has been months since she had spoken to her son who is fighting for her country in afghanistan. why is this mother in trouble at her job at work for answering his phone calls? in 1854 the republican party was founded. [ male announcer ] every famous curve has an equally thrilling, lesser-known counterpart. conquer them with the exhilarating is 250. get great values on your favorite lexus models during the cmand performance sales event. th is the pursuit of perfection. by the armful? by the barrelful? e carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. even in stupid loud places. to prove it, we set up our call center right here... [ chirp ] all good? [ chirp ] getty up. call me! seriously, this is really happening! [ cellphone rings ] hello? it's a giant helicopter
the residence from the family member. >> shepard: this t. comes as the governor signs tough new gun control laws. tonight, a killing and a controversy. >> shepard: but first from fox this wednesday night, the president comes during tense times in a region that offensive dances on the brink of war. and it comes as iran works towards a nuclear weapon. and as we try to determine whether the government of syria has already deployed chemical weapons against its own people. because, in the words of our president, that would be a game changer. >> we have to make sure that we know exactly what happened, what was the nature of the incident, that what can we document? what can we prove. i have instructed my teams to work closely with all of the countries in the region and international organizations and institutions. to find out precisely whether or not this red line was crossed. >> shepard: talk of syria dominated much of the president's news conference in jerusalem this afternoon. he spoke alongside benjamin netanyahu. just a day after both the syrian regime and the syrian rebels accused each other of d
people. and there's a way to do this without rewarding them for breaking the line or breaking the law, without rewarding them for cutting in line so they don't have a special and unique pathway so those who came here legally who paid the fines, who waited patiently are not penalized by letting people cut in front of them. i think there's a way to do this. and i would call it earned legalization status. >> let's bring in chief political analyst gloria borger. gloria, could it be that congress might actually get a little something done here? how close are lawmakers to coming up with an immigration reform plan that everyone likes or can agree to? >> i sense your skepticism because it's hard to accept congress is going to accept something. i do think, not to be polly anna here, i think you see movement on that front. there's a gang working on this in the senate. chuck schumer came out yesterday and said they are making a bunch of progress. you see republicans in opinion polls moving to where a slight majority of republicans now support some kind of immigration reform. you see the self-int
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're just getting rolling. there is a new battle over the health care law. some changes states are fighting to put in place. you can imagine the amount of confusion. we'll explain that to you. >> nice work if you get it. there is new government job out there one agency is creating. pays six figures a year. might check it out despite the punishing budge jubt cuts we're hearing about. bill: benghazi six months later. the six simple questions one lawmaker that the believes the administration is dodging. >> the fact we have four dead americans. was it a protest or guys out for a walk decided they would go kill some americans. what difference at this point does it make? usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yourself. just $4. it's like a sexy sandwich. it's an epic breakfast sandwich. martha: crews are now cleaning up the scene of that deadly plane crash that happened in the south bend, indiana. a crain is removing huge chunks of the pri
minutes. protect your family... and launch your dreams. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. >>> right now, a special edition of "andrea mitchell reports" -- live from jerusalem. >> so long as there's a united states of america -- speaking foreign language. are you not alone. >> he had them at "shalom" says the israeli press. now president obama takes his charm offensive directly to the israeli people. in a major speech he delivered about the importance of israel and the importance of peace with the palestinians. the audience of students helped him deal with a heckler. >> oh no. >> this is part of the live lyre debate we talked about. this is good. >> i have to say we arranged for that, because it made me feel at home. >> you know i -- i wouldn't feel comfortable if i didn't have at least one heckler. >> the president used the forum to deliver another stern warning to the assad regime in syria next door. >> we will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against the syrian people or the transfer of those weapons to terrorists. the world is watching, we will hold you account
law. >>> but we begin with a moment of deep frustration this week. after an assault weapons ban was dropped from senate legislation, while two top gun reform advocates continue to push for reform. in new york earlier today, vice president joe biden and new york city mayor michael bloomberg held a press conference with families of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. delivering a unified message to congress -- get some guts. >> it's time for the political establishment to show the courage your daughter showed. >> quite honestly, i'm really ashamed to see that congress doesn't have the guts to stand up and make a change and put a ban on these types of weapons and universal background checks. >> congress just has to get some courage and it's up to us as americans and as fellow human beings to sort of give them that courage. >> mayor bloomberg urged concerned citizen to call their members of congress and tell them, this issue is a deal breaker to get their votes. as vice president biden pointed out, communication about these issues is also a big part of the problem. >> the ame
. this national trend is echoed in the microcosm of newtown, connecticut. where law enforcement say they have seen the pace of applications for gun permits double. so what does this all mean for the gun control debate, an effort going forward? joining me fox news political analyst juan williams. juan, we can talk about the strategy here and move onto the legislation itself. why, why did harry reid make the decision? >> didn't have the votes, jenna lee. it is very clear he does not feel if this can get through and it further could endanger efforts that he is making on the gun control front and central among them would be making sure that you punish people who are straw purchasers of illegal, of weapons in order to hand them over to others who don't have the right to buy guns, couldn't get through a background check. similarly he wants to look at school safety measures. he wants to close background, make sure background checks are complete, that they cover everybody. that there's no gun show loophole any longer. these are steps that he thinks he can get a consensus on, that he can hold together the
of this juncture. at the beginning, when we were traditional -- transitional administrative law and later on when the peace was negotiated, there was an assumption that the players were going to abide by the rules. this assumption was wrong. some had no intention of abiding. they went along, but as soon as they got into power, they started flouting the rules, blatantly. , it is stateditly in the constitution of certain institutions are independent, like the central bank. the law made clear that it was independent of the government. was the head of the media committee, and restructured a media commission that was intended to be independent. all of these have been reined in and the auspices and the control of the prime minister have done it on the basis of, well, these all have some executive functions and therefore they should be part of it. they are abusing the semantic definition. that really means a kind of of allng of the power these institutions, which are the guardians of the democratic system. , what do weave gone have for this democracy? the americans should make it clear where they stand
laska. guest: that highlights the fact that this use breaks the rules and breaks the law. we don't know what is happening in these cases. they are still investigating. it does not mean they have done anything wrong. in the case of andrews, it is alleged that he used campaign funds to take his wife and two daughters to a wedding in cotland. host: here is the story that it is a ledge that he used campaign funds to take his wife and daughter to a wedding in scotland. thank you. guest: thank you for having me. >> the senate is working on the 20 14th federal budget. ma.y are having a voterabm they could be there all night and into the early hours of tomorrow morning. joining us on the phone, kathleen hunter. she reports for bloomberg news. they have been taking a slew of amendment votes. what is going on? >> this is a voterama. it has been four years since he had one of these on the senate floor. the senate has not done a budget in four years. they take several hours. sometimes 12, routine hours. two-minute debates. .hen the next amendment two-minute debate. five-minute vote. proposal
passed the law. there's a quarter of a million guns still out there. how does this save any lives? what about the video games that kid was obsessed with? what about the 10-year-olds playing those games every day? >> look at the movies. they use those guns. >> you mean portrayed aggression. >> it's just so sawed. >> okay -- >> why not? why can't we fix those things? >> what we're about here, if you go to the movies and you see it, okay. it doesn't mean you have a gun. the whole purpose is to eliminate the guns that in fact cause these. >> do you think -- >> what about the guns already out there? >> do you think there should be perhaps a redistribution or also something else included besides withdrawing hardware, states. >> absolutely. >> background checks. >> background checks but also focusing on comprehensive measur >>> issue three. going for broke. >> if your dreams of a golden retirement age seem to have become transmuted into tin by the global economic crisis, you are not alone. a new report shows that only only hirds of american workers two-thirds of from three out of four in 2009.
a budget in three years. that enforces discipline. we are required by law and the budget resolution, a statutory requirement by april 15, and we have ignored it for three consecutive years. that has to happen. it is not as if we have been overwhelmed in the past with our schedule. i mentioned that this morning. the only thing that was predictable was our recess scheduled. we had sufficient time to ddress these issues. once you lose the discipline on that factor, you lose your discipline on everything else. the idea of no budget, no pay, which is endorsed, hopefully goes forward, it is one way of forcing the accountability on the part of elected officials. but it has to happen. people should demand that they are there five days a week, and as tom was saying, a certain senate when tom was majority and minority leaders, and we had a 50-50 senate in 2001. and the tie was broken by vice president cheney. we got through it. there were a lot of bipartisan initiatives. e did a great job. we confuse our differences and we cannot do that anymore. i think that we have to return o the basic and
. proposing a law to effectively overturn roe v. wade by giving equal protection to unborn fetuses. but paul is also trying to broaden his appeal. today he announced he supports a pathway to legal status for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the u.s. >> republicans need to become parents of a new future with latino voters or we will need to resign ourselves to being a permanent minority status. >> reporter: this is a surprising move for a republican backed by tea party voters many of whom po pose such a proposal but he is looking to 2016 and will need more than a loyal but small fan base to get there. >> thanks very much. i'll see you in a little while. senator paul is joining us live from capitol hill. senator, thanks very much for coming in. >> we just need clarification. your immigration proposal you outlined today does that call for a pathway to eventual citizenship for those 11 or 12 million illegal immigrants in the united states? >> the main reason i felt i had to add my own proposal to the bipartisan proposal is my proposal adds border security and ensures that border securit
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of the signing of president obama's landmark health care reform law. three years later and the bill is still under attack from republican lawmakers. but increasing number of states that previously opposed the law are now signing on to its medicaid expansion program, with some big surprise turnarounds from states like arizona, and florida. so that leads us to our question of the day for all of you. will obama care stand the test of time? talk to me on twitter. my handle is @alexwitt. and i will be reading some of your tweets throughout the day. a critical move by congress this week to delay furlough notices for hundreds of thousands of pentagon civilian employees. the house passed a bill thursday to extend funding for workers facing sequestration cuts. the measure gives the pentagon time to decide on how best to make those cuts. and joining me now is democratic congressman william enhart. thank you so much for being here, sir. i do appreciate that for this early hour. >> good morning, alex. >> i want to ask you about this whole situation. put it into context for us. how much of an impact does
was a congressman and was protected by a law that grants immunity to public officials. >>> here's more of an uplifting story. a pakistani girl shot by the taliban five months ago is back in school for the first time since then. we're talking about malala yousufzai. >> she went to a school in birmingham accompanied by her father. the 15-year-old was targeted because she spoke up for girl's education in pakistan. malala says she's excited to head back to the classroom. >> i think it is the happiest moment that i am going back to my school. and today i have my books, my bag and i will learn and talk to my friends, i will talk to my teacher. >> imagine, she was shot in the head. >> in the head. >> her recovery has been just extraordinary. she did of course become an international symbol for women's rights because of all of this. even got nominated for the nobel peace prize. >> very precocious young lady. >>> at the vatican, new insight on pope fran tis cis on the iss same sex marriage. >> the "new york times" is reporting the pope has a practical side on this divisive issue. >> and he may
federal agencies are trimming their budgets as called for by the sequestration law that went into effect early this month. see the house hearing life 1:00 p.m. hearn on c-span3. >>> fourth four years ago today we began to providing televised access to the congress and federal government. c-span networks created by america's cable companies in 1979 and brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> president obama leaves this evening for a three-country visit to the middle east it is his first trip to israel as u.s. president. he will arrive wednesday and meet with israeli president perez in jerusalem and in the afternoon with prime minister netanyahu. thursday president obama will go to the west bank where he will meet with palestinian authority president abbas. he will return to jerusalem for a speech on thursday night and friday the president will visit jordan. he will meet with king abdullah. he has a number of speeches and planned visits along the way. president obama will return to washington on saturday. >>> yesterday, two former middle east advisors to the whit
a presidential elections and the smooth transition from military to civilian law. but the european union says more needs to be done and is recommending fair and transparent parliamentary elections. >> this stance was considered a provocation outside offices of the muslim brotherhood in cairo. two years after the start of the arabs spring, the state and the people still have a tense relationship. that has drawn criticism from brussels. >> political reforms are uneven. progress towards sustainable democracy is not always straightforward. >> in the you pose a progress report, egypt, tunisia, and morocco have come under fire for their weak commitment to basic legal principles, such as an independent judiciary. human rights, especially women's rights, and freedom of the press. the eu says financial support will be dependent on clear efforts to foster long-term reform. >> the transformation takes time, the transformation to bring the results. support of more and more active involvement. >> that is exactly what these young to nations believe. -- what these young tunisians believe. they hope they can
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